Alaska Cruise Tour - Cosmos® Affordable Travel

Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise (8425)

14 Day Tour from Fairbanks to Vancouver

2017 Tour Details

From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. In Alaska, wildlife viewing is abundant—from bald eagles to Dall sheep—and this Alaska tour not only gives you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery and wildlife, it also gives you the opportunity to learn about Alaska’s history and the Alaska Native people.

A highlight of this Alaska tour includes time in Denali National Park & Preserve, a six-million-acre park and home to North America’s highest mountain, Mount Denali. Here, free time gives you the chance to hike along the many wilderness trails or to take advantage of optional outings, such as a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more. Another highlight of this Alaska tour is a ride on the legendary Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage. You’ll be delighted by the stunning scenery seen through the wide windows and from the domed-roof car. But that’s not all…also enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise. Be amazed at breathtaking beauty on the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most picturesque sea lanes featuring expansive turquoise glaciers, and Glacier Bay National Park, where tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. It is spectacular! Your cruise stops include Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan.

In Fairbanks, cruise on the Nenana River aboard a sternwheeler riverboat and visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village. In Anchorage, visit the Anchorage Museum to see artifacts from Alaska’s Native people. In Seward, one of Alaska’s most scenic towns, visit the Alaska Sealife Center, where you’ll get an up-close encounter with marine wildlife—such as seals and sea lions—from the Gulf of Alaska.

On this Alaska tour designed for value-minded travelers, you’ll experience fun-filled activities and beautiful scenery. It’s a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Sightseeing:
In Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward; Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, Anchorage Museum, and Alaska Sealife Center. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.

Scenic Highlights:
Alyeska Pipeline, Nenana River, Denali National Park & Preserve, Susitna River, National Scenic Byway, Seward, and a recreated Athabascan Indian village.

NOTES:
While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife
Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska on our special fall foliage departures: August 7 to September 4 (if Mother Nature permits).
Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Glacier Bay

Transportation:

Transportation:
Journey on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage; Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam ; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Fairbanks

Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 Fairbanks

Morning sightseeing features highlights of this historic city, a chance to learn about the community’s Gold Rush heritage, and visits the Alyeska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a cruise on the Nenana River, and visit a recreated ATHABASCAN INDIAN VILLAGE. Listen as the ship’s guides discuss the wildlife, history, geology, and customs of the region.

Day 3 Fairbanks–Denali National Park

Today we make our way from Fairbanks to DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. Stop in the town of Nenana, where they drove the golden spike in 1923 to signal the completion of the Alaska Railroad. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore on your own. Take advantage of the park service programs, along with optional activities that can be purchased.

Day 4 Denali National Park

A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions.

Day 5 Denali National Park–Anchorage

Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable journey, winding along the Susitna River to Anchorage. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car and, if the weather cooperates, you will have the opportunity to view Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, from the train.

Day 6 Anchorage

Today begins with city sightseeing in Anchorage. Visit the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM to see a quality display of artifacts from Alaska’s Native people. The afternoon is free to explore.

Day 7 Anchorage. Seward Excursion

Travel this morning to Seward, “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park,” on the Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway. Included is a visit to the ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER, a research facility that offers an up-close experience with marine wildlife from the Gulf of Alaska. Witness a stellar sea lion gliding past underwater viewing windows, puffins diving in a carefully crafted naturalistic habitat, and harbor seals resting on rocky beaches. After your Seward sightseeing, transfer to your ship.

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Day 8 Cruising: Gulf of Alaska

A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and, with a little luck, you may spot a pod of mighty yet graceful killer whales.

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Day 9 Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

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Day 10 Haines

Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles occurs each year.

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Day 11 Juneau

Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

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Day 12 Ketchikan

Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.

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Day 13 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.

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Day 14 Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANDREW MORAN

Years of Experience: 13

Born in Salisbury, England, I left England at the age of nine and ended up in Los Angeles. Some of my hobbies include travel, flying (I have my license to fly small, single-engine planes), gardening (growing my own fruits and veggies is awesome), and landscaping (it gives me a chance to learn about different trees and plants). My advice to travelers is to come with an open mind and look forward to learning new things. What makes other places so special is that they're not home!

Tour Director - ANDREW MORAN

 Accommodations

FAIRBANKS Bridgewater Hotel (MF)
DENALI NATIONAL PARK Denali Bluffs (F)
ANCHORAGE Dimond Center Hotel (F)
ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Fairbanks
Denali National Park
Anchorage
Seward

Fairbanks

Alaska Salmon Bake

Alaska Salmon Bake

Operating in historic Pioneer Park, this family owned establishment has been a staple in Fairbanks for over 30 years and provides a wonderful all-you-can-eat Alaskan style meal that is certain to please!

Price Range: $

Golden Heart Revue

Golden Heart Revue

This light-hearted musical comedy about the gold rush and the founding of Fairbanks is filled with songs, stories and laughter. 

Price Range: $

DenaliNationalPark

Flightseeing in Denali

Flightseeing in Denali

Stunning views of the Alaska Range, ancient glaciers, and towering peaks combine to make a flightseeing excursion of Denali a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Price Range: $$$$

Denali Park Dinner Theater

Denali Park Dinner Theater

Enjoy a light hearted evening out and get a taste of old-time Alaska at this popular dinner theater performed in an authentic, log cabin in Denali Park Village.

Price Range: $$

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Sled dogs play an important cultural role in Alaska's past and present, so during your time in Denali, consider this excursion to meet sled dogs, visit with puppies and see summer training in action.

Price Range: $$

Denali Fly fishing Experience

Denali Fly fishing Experience

Fly fish for Arctic Grayling on lakes in the heart of the Alaska Range for a true wilderness experience.

Price Range: $$$$

Rafting the Nenana River

Rafting the Nenana River

A float trip excursion along the Nenana Rvier travels 11 miles through the Alaska wilderness allowing guests to explore more of the Alaska wilderness.

Price Range: $$

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Enjoy a moderate walk through local terrain narrated by a naturalist local guide.

Price Range: $$$

Denali National Park Sightseeing

Denali National Park Sightseeing

Denali National Park is home to North America's highest peak and to some of the most incredible scenery and wildlife in the country! One of the only ways to truly explore the park is along the Denali Park Road, on a guided sightseeing excursion into the heart of the park.

Price Range: $$$$

Anchorage

Anchorage Flightseeing Excursions

Anchorage Flightseeing Excursions

In a state where airplanes are a way of life for so many residents and almost as common place as taxis are in New York City, experiencing Alaska from the air is a wonderful way to discover this magnificent region. Soar high above the mountains, lakes and glaciers, getting a birds eye view of this vast landscape.

Price Range: $$$$

Anchorage Sunset Photo Walk

Anchorage Sunset Photo Walk

Join this fun, instructional photography walking tour in the historic city center of Anchorage.

Price Range: $$$$

Half Day Hiking

Half Day Hiking

Enjoy the long Alaskan summer days on this guided hiking excursion of the beautiful Chugach Mountain Range from Anchorage.

Price Range: $$

Alaska's Craft Beer Tour

Alaska's Craft Beer Tour

Come experience the booming Anchorage craft beer scene in style as you join your knowledgeable guide for an off-the-beaten path tour of Anchorage full of sudsy and safe fun.

Price Range: $$

Seward

Resurrection Bay Wildlife Tour

Resurrection Bay Wildlife Tour

Experience the beauty of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding areas of Kenai Fjords National Park on this cruise to Fox Island, where you will then enjoy lunch and time to explore.

Price Range: $$$

Ididaride Wilderness Sled Dog Ride

Ididaride Wilderness Sled Dog Ride

Learn about the lifestyle of Seward's own Iditarod racing family, the Seaveys.

Price Range: $$

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